‘Glee’ season 4 spoilers: No more of Max Adler’s Karofsky … for now

Even though we declared that his performance as Karofsky was Emmy-worthy on season 3 of “Glee,” it still looks like the days of seeing Max Adler in Ohio may be done … at least for the time being.

So what’s the reasoning behind not including the actor, or his moving story of loss and recovery, in any of the early episodes? In a move that sounds rather similar to what happened to Damian McGinty’s Rory over the summer, executive producer Brad Falchuk explained recently to TVLine that the real reason behind there being no more Karofsky is simply that there isn’t really much else for the character to do:

“I don’t have any plans [to bring him back] … I’d never say never, but I thought we really finished that story nicely. It was very clear: He’s OK. He’s out now. In the future, there’s a possibility of him being really happy. You never know — he might come back. We might need him for something. You never know when you need someone to talk to Unique or something. But there’s no more story to tell with that character, as far as I’m concerned.”

There is still one major reason to have hope here about seeing more Karofsky, and it by and large has to do with the idea that Falchuk and Murphy do like to take care of their own. For example, McGinty looks like he will make a brief appearance during the show’s Thanksgiving episode, and at some point down the road we could be shown just a little it of Karofsky as a pleasant reminder that he is doing just fine, and has evolved into the sort of character that even other young people can look up to.

For now, be sure to catch Adler Thursday night before “Glee” on “Last Resort,” which is actually our pick for the best new drama of the season. If you want to watch a new preview for the show featuring Chris Colfer, be sure to click here.

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